Description - The Innocents by Francesca Segal
Adam has just got engaged to his childhood sweetheart. Rachel is everything he has ever wanted - beautiful, kind, thoughtful, safe and sure of her place in the world. Her family loves him, they share the same friends, in fact they are a perfect young couple set for a life of married bliss and comfort in north-west London. But on to the scene comes Ellie, Rachel's younger, sexier but vulnerable and mysterious cousin from New York. Despite his contentment, Adam finds himself uncontrollably drawn to Ellie - her beauty is overwhelming, her history is compelling, and she comes to represent all that is missing from his life- excitement, curiosity, freedom. And so his struggle begins - should he turn towards a new life of adventure and discovery, risking all that he holds dear, or stay true to love, responsibility and the ties of his community, giving up the possibility of any alternative? The Innocents is an age-old tale of love, temptation, confusion, commitment and coming to terms with the choices we've made, that in a wry, humorous, wise but loving voice tells the story of one young man's pre-wedding panic as he grapples with the conflicts between responsibility and passion
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(221mm x 142mm x 33mm)
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Author Biography - Francesca Segal
The daughter of a novelist and an editor, Francesca Segal was born in London in 1980. Brought up in the UK and America, she studied at Oxford and Harvard universities before becoming a journalist and critic. Her work has appeared in Granta, the Guardian, the Observer, the Daily Telegraph, FT Magazine and the JC, amongst others. For three years she wrote the Debut Fiction Column in the Observer and she has been a Features Writer at Tatler.
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